Queen Mary University of London Physics

Queen Mary University of London Physics

Queen Mary University of London Physics

Physics

F300 BSc (Hons) 3 years

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Overview

Physicists play an increasingly important role in the modern world. The skills developed through the study of physics are highly valued in a large number of key employment sectors, including energy, construction, technology, communications and finance.

On a more fundamental level, physics is essential to our understanding of how the universe works: from the behaviour of the smallest elementary particles to the movement of stars and galaxies. Theory and observations are vital to developing answers to questions about the universe and the inherent nature of matter, energy, space and time.

This flexible programme gives you access to the School’s full range of expertise, allowing you to tailor a degree that is either broad or specialised. In your first year of study, you will cover key principles in core theoretical and experimental physics. In subsequent years, you will build on this knowledge, choosing increasingly specialised modules that develop your interests.

You will take modules taught by expert researchers, giving you unique insights into higher level topics. In your final year, you will complete an extensive research project aligned with your own interests and supervised by an academic specialist.

Practical options involve experimental physics and C++ programming. These topics, coupled with valuable experience in independent study, research and project work, provide a range of valuable skills that will prepare you for work in either academic or commercial roles.

Why study Physics at Queen Mary

Follow your interests

Our programmes are informed by the work of leading academics, who teach our courses and supervise undergraduate research projects. Our areas of research strength are broad and include particle physics, astronomy, materials physics and theoretical physics, allowing you to gain a degree with a wide knowledge of physics or to specialise in a particular area. Further specialisation is possible through our intercollegiate MSci programmes, which share final year modules with other University of London institutions including Kings College London, UCL and Royal Holloway University of London. All of our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics, which ensures consistent academic standards.

A friendly environment

The school combines the academic rigour and high standards of a Russell Group institution with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The School is always highly rated by students in the National Student Survey (NSS) and has been voted first in London for overall satisfaction the last three years running (NSS 2013, 2014, 2015).

Excellent facilities

Facilities fitted as part of a £12m refurbishment in 2014 include our teaching laboratories, complete with spacious general-purpose workstations, and a wide selection of scientific equipment, including interferometers, oscilloscopes, muon detectors and X-ray equipment. Our new observatory on the roof of the physics building is equipped with a Celestron C14 and Coronado solar telescope, which is used by undergraduates during their research projects.

Excellent training

In addition to the suite of skills that you will develop through your study of Physics or Astronomy, you will also have the opportunity to build valuable work experience and transferable skills through specialist careers and employability support. (See “Graduate employment” tab)

Study abroad

A variety of options to study abroad are open to you, and you can apply to spend a semester or a full year abroad. We have links with universities around the world, including Europe, America and Asia. In addition, the top two students on the Astrophysics programme will be offered internships at the Skinakas Observatory in Crete during the summer of their penultimate year.

While there is no extra tuition fees associated with these placements abroad, you will need to cover the cost of your transport to your destination and your living expenses, including accommodation.

Further info

For information on these activities and to find out more on studying Physics at Queen Mary, please visit www.ph.qmul.ac.uk

You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information you can also call the Enquiries Hotline (UK callers only) on Freephone
0800 376 1800.

International students should contact the Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk
www.qmul.ac.uk/international

Physics

F303 MSci (Hons) 4 years

QUICK LINKS:

Overview

Physicists play an increasingly important role in the modern world. The skills developed through the study of physics are highly valued in a large number of key employment sectors, including energy, construction, technology, communications and finance.

On a more fundamental level, physics is essential to our understanding of how the universe works: from the behaviour of the smallest elementary particles to the movement of stars and galaxies. Theory and observations are vital to developing answers to questions about the universe and the inherent nature of matter, energy, space and time.

Why study Physics at Queen Mary

Follow your interests

Our programmes are informed by the work of leading academics, who teach our courses and supervise undergraduate research projects. Our areas of research strength are broad and include particle physics, astronomy, materials physics and theoretical physics, allowing you to gain a degree with a wide knowledge of physics or to specialise in a particular area. Further specialisation is possible through our intercollegiate MSci programmes, which share final year modules with other University of London institutions including Kings College London, UCL and Royal Holloway University of London. All of our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics, which ensures consistent academic standards.

A friendly environment

The school combines the academic rigour and high standards of a Russell Group institution with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The School is always highly rated by students in the National Student Survey (NSS) and has been voted first in London for overall satisfaction the last three years running (NSS 2013, 2014, 2015).

Excellent facilities

Facilities fitted as part of a £12m refurbishment in 2014 include our teaching laboratories, complete with spacious general-purpose workstations, and a wide selection of scientific equipment, including interferometers, oscilloscopes, muon detectors and X-ray equipment. Our new observatory on the roof of the physics building is equipped with a Celestron C14 and Coronado solar telescope, which is used by undergraduates during their research projects.

Excellent training

In addition to the suite of skills that you will develop through your study of Physics or Astronomy, you will also have the opportunity to build valuable work experience and transferable skills through specialist careers and employability support. (See “Graduate employment” tab)

Study abroad

A variety of options to study abroad are open to you, and you can apply to spend a semester or a full year abroad. We have links with universities around the world, including Europe, America and Asia. In addition, the top two students on the Astrophysics programme will be offered internships at the Skinakas Observatory in Crete during the summer of their penultimate year.

While there is no extra tuition fees associated with these placements abroad, you will need to cover the cost of your transport to your destination and your living expenses, including accommodation.

Further info

For information on these activities and to find out more on studying Physics at Queen Mary, please visit www.ph.qmul.ac.uk

You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information you can also call the Enquiries Hotline (UK callers only) on Freephone
0800 376 1800.

International students should contact the Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk
www.qmul.ac.uk/international